The Senators play game two today at 5:00 pm at Giant Center for a rematch from Saturday night’s 5-2 Hershey victory. The Bears were ready for Bingo and shut down the high scoring Senators effectively from all angles and kept the team at bay. Binghamton looks to rebound as Andrew Hammond gets the call as the last game he participated in Hershey resulted in a 5-4 SO Sens win earlier this month.
2nd in East Division
(6-5-2-2) 16 pts
5th in East Division
Projected B-Sens Lineup
Lawson / Hammond
Healthy: Forwards Darren Kramer and Corey Cowick, Defenseman Troy Rutkowski.
Notes & Observations
- After Saturday night’s 10,100 announced attendance Hershey leads the AHL in averaging 9,116 through eight games while entertaining a 3-2-1-2 home record. Hershey has won a record eleven Calder Cups since their inception in the AHL in 1938 and the hockey club is also the seventh-oldest continuously operating professional ice hockey organization in North America after the NHL’s Original Six.
- Bingo is second at 23.3% on the pp and the Bears register a 15.7% for 21st place. Bears sit on the pk at 85.2% good for 8th slot and Sens are 82.6% sitting in 18th position.
- The once, powerful Bears are currently in a transition period as many all-star players have moved on from the Washington Capitals organization from recent previous teams like Jay Beagle, Graham Mink, Chris Bourque, Keith Aucoin, Alexandre Giroux, Andrew Gordon, Boyd Kane, Grant McNeill, Ryan Potulny and Braden Holtby have all moved on as they once steamrolled through the league winning an unheard of back to back Calder Cups in 2008-’09, 2009-10. Also noted Bears ex-head coach Bruce Boudreau also won a Calder Cup for Hershey in 2006.
Three Cogs in the Machine
Hershey: Forwards Jeff Taffe (5g 6a 15gms) and Peter LeBlanc (5g 5a 15gms), Defenseman Dmitry Orlov (3g 6a 9gms).
Binghamton: Forwards Mike Hoffman (10g 11a 17gms), Stephane Da Costa (5g 11a 14gms) and Defenseman Fredrik Claesson (+11).
Head-to-Head Season Results
Binghamton lost last night 5-2 as the season series is tied 1-1.
B-Sens Tweet of the Day
Big win tonight at the Joe! Lots of our fans in the crowd! #SensArmy
— Derek Grant (@DGrant57) November 24, 2013
Highlights of Last Game (11-23-13)